Vietnam - UK workshops in Nha Trang on 22-23 July 2023

The UK and Vietnam officially established their diplomatic relationship 50 years ago – the UK/Vietnam Season was organized by the British Council to commemorate this milestone and celebrate the British Council's 30th anniversary in Vietnam. The UK/Vietnam Season is an opportunity to further strengthen existing relationships and forge more and more innovative partnerships based on trust, respect, and mutual understanding between two countries.

Within the framework of the UK/Vietnam Season Program funded by British Council, Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology and other foundations, the Vietnam - UK workshops and meetings in Nha Trang on 22-23 July 2023 and in Hanoi on 26-27 July 2023 are organized with the objectives of the Scientific and Technological (S&T) Presentations, are (a) to introduce the S&T expertise and backgrounds of participants, and b) to highlight the S&T contents and raised S&T challenges and opportunities for potential collaborations in Research & Technology Development (R&D) and Higher Education (HE) among participants of the workshop, with the focus on the proposed workshop themes:

(1) Climate, Environment & Sustainable Development, (2) Shared Heritage on the UK & Viet Nam partnerships, (3) Education (Digital Education & Academic Mobility), University – Industry links & Impactful Research, (4) Bioengineering and Sustainable Health, (5) Other related topics.

The Vietnam - UK workshops and meetings are organized as two Special Sessions within the framework of the MSDI International Conference 2023 ( with 250+ participants at Nha Trang University to share the common topics related to sustainable development and maximize opportunities for experts and participants to meet together, exchange and discuss, thus contributing innovative solutions to promote effective and sustainable development in higher education and business cooperation, economic growth, social welfare, environmental protection and public health.

Special Session 01: The UK and Vietnam Workshop on a Shared Heritage of Sustainable University-Industry Links, Impactful Research, Digital Education, and Academic Mobility (iRDAM) will be chaired by Prof Johannes Benedikt (Cardiff University), Prof Anh Phan (Newcastle University), Dr Michael Packianather (Cardiff University), and Dr Chi Hieu Le (University of Greenwich). This session will feature 5 keynote speeches and lectures, 8 invited presentations, as well as various industry showcases presented by leaders from over 30 universities, research institutes, and companies in Vietnam and the UK.

Special Session 02: The UK-Vietnam Workshop on Bioengineering and Sustainable Health: Spore Vectored Vaccine for Helicobacter pylori and New Technologies for Sustainability will be chaired by Prof Simon Cutting (Royal Holloway University of London), Dr Huu Thai Duong (Director of Institute of Vaccines and Biological Medicals (IVAC)), Assoc. Prof. Hung Vu Khac (Director of Institute for Veterinary Research and Development of Central Vietnam (IVRD)), and Dr Minh Thiet Vu (Vice Director of NTT Hi-tech Institute, Nguyen Tat Thanh University). This session will include 6 oral presentations and 8 posters showcasing new findings and fruitful collaborations between universities and research institutes in the fields of medicine and sustainable health in Vietnam and the UK.


Dr Michael Packianather, Cardiff University, UK. Email:

Dr Van Duy Nguyen, Newcastle University, UK & Nha Trang University, Vietnam. Email:,

Dr Chi Hieu Le, University of Greenwich, UK. Email:

Prof. Dr. Anh Phan, Newcastle University, UK. Email:

Prof. Dr. Simon Cutting, Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Email:

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